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A DNC Week of Firsts — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo of FRESH Speaker, Asha Castleberry (second from right), at the Democratic National Convention. Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re embracing lots of firsts, basking in the glory that is Michelle Obama, and dealing with the enduring sexism that comes with women busting through glass ceilings. What we’ve been checking out… Hillary Clinton made history […]

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How Obama Failed Black Lives Matter and The Essence of White Privilege — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Getty Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing tips on how to treat your body with love, why Melania Trump’s speech is the essence of white privilege, and how Obama failed Black Lives Matter. What we’ve been checking out… Of course nothing so epically bad as Melania Trump’s speech can go unnoticed […]

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Righteous Bravery and How to Survive in America While Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re listening to a new podcast that flips the script on comedy, celebrating a special Emmy nomination, and learning about “righteous bravery.” What we’ve been checking out… This iconic image from a Baton Rouge protest embodies so much that the Black Lives Matter […]

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Co-Conspirators Not Allies and Calling Into Work Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers It’s been a week, y’all. We’re grappling with the value (or lack thereof) of a Black life in America, supporting those who call in Black to work, and understanding why the diversity problem in tech runs much deeper than quotas. What we’ve been checking out… When Black lives stop mattering. Philando […]

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Jesse Williams FTW and 13 Feminist Rules for Life — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re reading about the most shameful way to restrict abortion rights, how white guys can even transmit bias to inanimate objects, and the 13 feminist rules for life. What we’ve been checking out… Artificial intelligence reflects the values of those who build it, and since […]

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